Fern L. Nelms 80, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at her Hesston residence.
She was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Moundridge to Peter C. and Elma E. Stucky Schroeder. On Dec. 24, 1953, she married Carl Nelms and he preceded her in death on August 13, 2005. Fern was a resident of the Schowalter Villa Independent Living campus. She looked forward to spending time with her loving family and friends.
She is survived by her sister Wilma E. Siebuhr of Newton, Kansas; brothers Everett and Vicky Schroeder of Walton, and Vern and Jan Schroeder of North Newton. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Jerry, Eugene, Ellis and Myron Schroeder, and sister Mary L. McCreary.
Graveside committal service will be noon Thursday, Oct. 29 at Hesston City Cemetery with Chaplain Nadine Friesen presiding.
Memorials are suggested to Schowalter Villa in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.